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Universal Pre-K Program Registration 2023-2024

Cleveland Hill Elementary School

Universal Pre-K Program 2023-2024


Enrollment for Universal Pre-Kindergarten at Cleveland Hill Union Free School District is open for the 2023-2024 school year. Children attending the pre-kindergarten class will be provided with language-based, hands-on learning experiences. The UPK program enhances young children’s ability to think and reason by providing them with interactive learning opportunities in a warm and supportive setting. A teacher with NYS certification in early childhood education and a paraprofessional will be responsible for engaging the children in age-appropriate activities that lead to social, emotional, and cognitive growth.


The Pre-Kindergarten program will be available to children who will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2023.  Children must be residents of the Cleveland Hill School District. We currently have a full day program and a half-day program held daily at Cleveland Hill. The full day program runs from 9:15-2:15. The half-day morning session runs from 9:00-11:30 and the half-day afternoon session runs from 12:15-2:45. Parents must provide transportation.


The district is due to receive funding for approximately 60 students.  This is an equal-opportunity program. A lottery drawing will be held to determine enrollment for September. If more students apply for enrollment than the grant funding provides for, a waiting list will be established for the remaining applicants.



January 3, 2023 The UPK Enrollment Survey is active on the district website. 

The UPK Enrollment Survey is now electronic.  Paper copies of the UPK Enrollment Survey will no longer be distributed.  The UPK Enrollment Survey form can be found at this link


April 5, 2023                      Deadline to submit the UPK Enrollment Survey form and be 

entered in the UPK Lottery.The UPK Enrollment Survey form can 

be found on the district website.


April 12, 2023                      Random selection to draw the 2023-2024 UPK students held at  

Cleveland Hill Elementary School. Parents will be notified of

results by mail. Selected students must be formally registered.


April 17, 2023                   Formal registration packets mailed home.


May 12, 2023                    Deadline to complete the registration process. Failure to complete 

the registration process by this deadline will result in removal from 

the eligibility list and the UPK  placement reassigned to a child on 

the waiting list.


September 2023               Pending approval of state funding, UPK classes will begin.


Please visit the district website for more information on the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.  If you have any questions, please contact the Elementary School at 836-7200 or email Mrs. Pascual at